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Hūng Cuōng
June 23, 2008, 12:53 pm
Filed under: Vietnam

Hăńg Nga Ľây Chôńg

Hūng Cuōng was from Vietnam.

Records from Vietnam are rare, at best. I have been unable to find hardly any information about music (outside of traditional folk music) in that country before the Eighties. Here is what little information I have been able to find about records such as this one: “Records of this nature were outlawed within days of the fall of Saigon, and most were either destroyed by the Communists or, interestingly, destroyed by their owners who did not want the communists to have them.”

Unfortunately, this record has seen better days. The cover needed a bit of Photoshop work, but the vinyl… Sound Soap can only do so much.

If you have any information, please contact me.

Catalog number M.3611.12 on Vit Nam Records. No other information is available.



Hung Cuong still performs to this day and was supposedly famous fro singing off-key, but with such great passion that it propelled him to stardom anyway. Recent internet searches show that his granddaughter is running a myspace for him and he has some recent videos (of him doing older songs) on youtube.

I have a 4-song EP on Songnhac which appears to be from 1969 and lists the songs as: Twist, Surf, and a-go-go! Crazy. Catalogue numbers are:

Songnhac 1029/2197

If label date is correct, it came out on: 6-1-69

Comment by Greg

The records were destroyed by their owners because ownership of them was illegal and if they were found out subjected the owners to whatever punishment the local constables decided were appropriate. Also, to run afoul of the law leaves a black counter-revolutioanry mark on your family which may deny them opportunities (school admissions, job promotions, etc.) later on. All around a bad scene that has improved somewhat nowadays.

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